RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1

survey result

Summary

£329
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly extraordinary” – James Knappett and Sandia Chang’s gastronomic vision continues to blossom at their Fitzrovia 18-seater, which reopened in July 2021 after a major refurbishment. The reformatting included ditching the adjacent Bubbledogs concept, which they led with in 2012, and converting that space into a lounge and bar for diners at the main event: the chef’s table. It also included a not-insignificant price hike to £250 for up to 20 courses, which on opening included dishes such as Glazed Cornish Blue Lobster, Tahitian Vanilla Brown Butter, and Pickled Beach Roses. Sandia’s wine list now features some of the rarest grower champagnes (which she also sells online). The ratings are something of a guesstimate based on past performance and – the restaurant being closed leading up to the survey – rave meal kit reports.

Summary

£330
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of a kind!”: James Knappett’s “phenomenal” Fitzrovia 20-seater – entered via the hotdog-and-Champagne bar that shares its name (see Bubbledogs) – “takes creative gastronomy to a new level” and is “well deserving of its second Michelin star”. Cooking behind a horseshoe-shaped counter with the kitchen at its centre, “the chefs are good company”, and their conversation helps “nail the balance between a very interesting gastronomic journey and a lovely ‘feel-at-home’ atmosphere”. Dishes “celebrating high quality produce are effortlessly executed and perfectly sized”; and “with enough innovation to keep you interested, while not alienating anyone”. “One of the best meals of my life”“I barely noticed that it lasted three hours!”

Summary

£179
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of a kind!”: James Knappett’s “phenomenal” Fitzrovia 20-seater – entered via the hotdog-and-Champagne bar that shares its name (see Bubbledogs) – “takes creative gastronomy to a new level” and is “well deserving of its second Michelin star”. Cooking behind a horseshoe-shaped counter with the kitchen at its centre, “the chefs are good company”, and their conversation helps “nail the balance between a very interesting gastronomic journey and a lovely ‘feel-at-home’ atmosphere”. Dishes “celebrating high quality produce are effortlessly executed and perfectly sized”; and “with enough innovation to keep you interested, while not alienating anyone”. “One of the best meals of my life”“I barely noticed that it lasted three hours!”

Summary

£166
£££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The most memorable meal ever, for all the right reasons!” – James Knappett’s multi-course set meal, prepared in front of just 20 diners sitting around a horseshoe bar in Fitzrovia, is a “fun and fascinating spectacle”, producing “utterly astonishing”, “truly superb food”. “Kinda expensive... but very, very worthwhile to visit once for the experience”. Arrival is equally unusual, through the hotdog-and-Champagne bar that shares the premises (see also Bubbledogs). STOP PRESS: On October 1 2018, Michelin surprised everyone by awarding Kitchen Table two stars – one of their better awards of recent times.

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Kitchen Table Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Kitchen Table Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kitchen Table restaurant.
Alok B
Amazing experience ...
Reviewed 4 months, 21 days ago

"Amazing experience "

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Ben H
One of the best meals ive had in the past t...
Reviewed 5 months, 28 days ago

"One of the best meals ive had in the past two years."

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Louise J
Amazing food but not sure it is worth the c...
Reviewed 10 months, 7 days ago

"Amazing food but not sure it is worth the cost. "

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A N
I've eaten at a lot of the pretenders to th...
Reviewed 11 months, 20 days ago

"I've eaten at a lot of the pretenders to the crown of London's top restaurant - and this is in my personal top five so far. Expanded now it seems to a bit more of a journey, and with an endless parade of courses - bar, through to the counter - back to bar again. Not every course is perfect, and I felt with the snacks in the bar they missed the opportunity to make that huge first impression you might expect. But once we were around the counter in the back, we'd reached the real deal - and the dishes there were the real deal and much more consistent. Three dishes - trout, pigeon, beef - go straight onto my last meal tasting menu. The arrangement of the counter makes for a theatrical experience, lots of opportunity to chat with the people cooking and running FOH - who are all very nice! The price though now - ouch!"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 250.00 Always available  
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £75.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday11:30 am‑11 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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